Did you know that up to 20% of adults will experience varicose veins in their lifetime? Varicose veins are not only unsightly, but can also cause pain, discomfort and larger health concerns when untreated. In this article, we’ll give an overview of varicose veins: what they are, what causes them and how you can manage or treat them.
Varicose veins are swollen, twisted, and enlarged veins, typically occurring in the legs and feet. They develop when the valves in your veins become weakened or damaged, causing blood to flow backward and pool in the veins. This pooling of blood leads to the bulging appearance of varicose veins, often accompanied by symptoms such as:
Understanding the causes of varicose veins can help you take preventive measures. Several factors contribute to their development:
If you're experiencing symptoms of varicose veins or are concerned about your vascular health, don't hesitate to consult your certified compression specialist at Lakeside Medicine Centre Pharmacy. We can provide a thorough evaluation, discuss your treatment options, and guide you toward a solution that best suits your needs.
Remember, varicose veins are a common condition, and there are effective treatments available to improve your comfort and overall well-being. Don't let varicose veins hold you back – take proactive steps to address them and enjoy a healthier, more active life!
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